Healing With BFST®
The concept behind Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy started out very simple: Promote blood flow around the injured area and help the body heal itself. After all, the human body is incredibly good at fixing itself. Every injury or disease we get includes a major component of the body performing self healing in the recovery process. And the most important factor in the self healing process is blood flow. As it turns out, the healing process is very complex. How and when you stimulate healing to accelerate the process matters.
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Even though the concept of stimulating blood flow is simple, making it happen in the right place is incredibly difficult. Particularly when the injury is soft tissue like an inflamed or torn tendon, ligament or muscle deep below the surface of the skin. By design, these body parts require your body to move to stimulate blood flow. But the same motions that promote blood flow can also lead to making your injury or condition worse. The real challenge is how do we promote blood flow while the body is at rest? More importantly, how do we stimulate blood deep inside at the injury site and not just at the surface of the skin?
For decades - maybe even centuries - the answer to promoting blood flow was to apply heat to the outside of the body. Heating your skin causes blood to flow to the surface. It's not that simple though. We use a heating pad on our body surface always with the intent of warming tissue beneath the surface. A scalding hot heating pad will be too much. How you deliver the energy, how evenly, at what rate of delivery, how long, over what area, and other factors drastically impact the results. Applying any old hot pack to your body to heal deep tissues is about as effective as roasting a 25 lb frozen turkey in a frying pan. Just heating the skin any old way just doesn't work.